Chicago bluesman Magic Slim dead at 75

by Blogburger on February 22, 2013

File photo of Jazz musician Magic Slim of the U.S performing during the Pontevedra Jazz Festival in northwestern SpainLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Guitarist Magic Slim, a mainstay of the Chicago blues scene who followed in the footsteps of such greats as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, died on Thursday at age 75, his manager said. Slim, the son of Mississippi sharecroppers, gave up the piano and turned to guitar after losing his right pinky finger in a cotton gin accident at age 13. He died at a Philadelphia hospital where he had been under treatment for various ailments, manager Marty Salzman said. …



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